JUST IN: Fubara vow to probe Wike, other past administrations in Rivers state

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, has announced plans to establish a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate the conduct of governance in the state before his assumption of office on May 29, 2023.

The announcement was made during the swearing-in ceremony of Mr Dagogo Israel Iboroma, SAN, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of the State at the Government House in Port Harcourt.

While the scope of the investigation was not explicitly defined, Governor Fubara indicated that the inquiry would delve into past governance practices, potentially spanning administrations since 1999.

During his address, Governor Fubara said: “My brother, Dagogo Iboroma, you are going to be the brand new Attorney-General of our dear State. SSG (Secretary to the State Government) give him his letter, he is the Attorney-General.

“Why are we bringing you at this very critical time? We have a lot of issues around us. We believe that you are not going to be the one that when they send service to you, you go and file “nolle prosequi” or you go and file one thing that would kill us here.

“Let me also say this, you have a big task. We will be setting up a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate the affairs of governance. So, brace up, I am not going back on it.

“Please, defend us. We know that you are going to defend us because your record is clean. You are a gentleman and peaceful. You are not a noise maker. People like you are endowed, and they have the fear of God.”

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